Summer Party Invitations with the Fuse

I received product and compensation from We R Memory Keepers for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.

I love trying out the latest tools and crafting supplies, and the tool I want to share with you today is totally different than anything I’ve tried! It’s called the Fuse  - by We R Memory Keepers. It’s a heat tool that makes it possible to create custom pockets and sleeves for use in sealing keepsakes, memorabilia, crafts and party decor. I can’t wait to show you what it can do!

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First things first. The Fuse will be available in a bundle set on HSN for one day only – Wednesday, JULY 1st – at a special price (that’s so hot we can’t even tell you here!)

Let’s get right down to what’s included in the special HSN kit:

  • Fuse tool, with ruler, stand and 4 tips – fusing, cutting, and 2 decorative fusing tips
  • heat resistant mat

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  • 12×12 photo sleeves (15)
  • 4×6 photo sleeves (20)
  • 4×4 photo sleeves (20)
  • 2×2 photo sleeves (20)
  • 1.8×2.4 photo sleeves (20) – made for Instax photos!

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The kit also comes with some great cards and embellishments you can use to make shaker cards and other greeting cards!

  • cards (6)
  • shaker cards (6)
  • embellishments (52)
  • envelopes (12)
  • sequins (1)

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Here are a few cards I put together using what came in the kit. I love the “stitched” look the Fuse tool gives the embellishments!

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One of the things I’m most excited about using the fuse tool for is my Project Life albums. There are times that heavier items in the pockets could fall out or get damaged. With the Fuse tool, you can quickly and easily seal pockets closed and make custom sized pockets for hard-to-fit memorabilia!

The Fuse also allows you to make custom shapes and sizes of pockets. I created this fun Summer party invitation and added blue seed beads to the middle pocket to make a shaker card! (The kids loved this.)

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Here’s how to use the Fuse!

1. I started with a printed 4×4 card, then cut on a diagonal (taking out a small section in the middle) to leave the top and bottom pieces.

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2. Place the cut bottom piece in the 4×4 plastic sleeve.

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3. Line up your ruler a little past the edge of the paper and roll the Fuse along that line – using an even, medium pressure. If the seam doesn’t work, try pushing a little harder and making sure your Fuse is still hot.

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4. Add beads, glitter, or sequins.

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5. Finally, place the top card in so you know where to make your next seam. Fuse on that line and then again at the top to close up the card. Now SHAKE!

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You can use this same method to divide pockets for photos, too. There are so many fun things you can do with this tool. It’s really versatile!

Don’t forget to check out HSN tomorrow, Wednesday July 1st to get your special price on the Fuse!

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